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Ohio's Bes are a calamitous racket of alt-rock infused heavy sounds and have recently released the very worth your time Pieces Missing EP. Fans of Torche, Failure or even some KEN Mode will find stuff to latch on to here. I don't know how intentional it was but I hear a lot of late nineties influence in some of what this band is doing, but paired with an even more aggressive edge befitting our times. Recommended Track: "Lost It All".
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Los Angeles prog metallers Intronaut have announced that they will be headlining a U.S. tour.
Intronaut will see support from The Ocean and North. They are currently touring in support of their album The Direction of Last Things.
Intronaut commented on the tour:
“Intronaut would like to thank all you amazing people for your continued support of our band over the past decade, and especially with the release of our latest album. You guys are the best fans ever, and we’re lucky to have you! We are very excited to announce our first headlining run of 2016, with support coming from two bands we love. To give you an idea of our show, we are planning on playing all the songs from “The Direction Of Last Things,” as well as some songs from all our past records. We are also working hard on a beefed-up visual production that should take you from zero to I’m-freaking-out-man in record time.”
Check out tour dates and the music video for Intronaut’s “Fast Worms” here.Add to My Radar
Starting at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey and running forty shows before wrapping up at the Webster Hall in New York.
The tour will be rounded out with support from The Faceless and Good Tiger.
BTBAM are touring in support of their album Coma Ecliptic and August Burns Red are touring in support of their album Found In Far Away Places.
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Candlelight Records proudly announces March 4 as the global release date for the sixth solo album from Ihsahn titled Arktis. The album will be available in standard cd, deluxe cd (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats. The album’s first single, “Mass Darkness,” is released today via Itunes and Amazon. It is available for streaming now via Spotify. Decibel Magazine exclusively presents the Michael Dickinson (Orange Goblin, Gallows) created lyric video for the song available for viewing here.
Arktis was recorded at Ihsahn’s studio in Notodden, Norway and was mixed in Sweden by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia). The album features ten songs and is the longest and most spirited of Ihsahn’s solo recordings. It features guest appearances from Einar Solberg (Leprous), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Jorgen Munkeby (Shining), Tobias Ornes Andersen (Shining, ex-Leprous), and renowned Norwegian author Hans Herbjornsrud. Graphic elements for Arktis once again have been provided by award-winning Spanish designer Ritxi Ostariz.
Few artists in modern heavy music have created such an extraordinary and unique body of work as Ihsahn. Having refined and redefined black metal with the now legendary Emperor, Ihsahn is Norway’s foremost musical extremist. He has spent the last decade establishing himself as a fearless and wildly idiosyncratic solo artist and even by his own remarkable standards, Arktis is a bold and mind-blowing step into the unknown. Ihsahn comments, “my focus for this album was to write within more traditional song structures and still give each song a strong individual identity, be that through a re-occurring melody, a chorus, sound design or the good, old guitar riff. I also wanted to explore this on the production side, blending organic rock sounds with more modern expressions.”
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If you missed our big announce earlier, we will be heading out on a 2016 US Tour, Presale begins tomorrow at 10am EST. Make sure to sign up here bit.ly/postdtannounce to get a reminder email!
This double album follows on the recent heels of ambitious 2x releases from acts like Iron Maiden and Periphery and is sure to be pretty insane as it is Dream Theater we are talking about. Glad to see longer form albums making a comeback!
New song audio and tour dates BELOW.Add to My Radar
The Astonishing is due for release on January 29th, 2016 via Roadrunner Records, and will be Dream Theater’s first studio album in nearly three years since the release of their self-titled twelfth studio album.Add to My Radar
The Contortionist have released a “Rediscovered” version of their most recent LP, Language. The new version contains four re-worked tracks recorded and engineered by John Douglass and mixed/mastered by Jamie King. The rediscovered tracks are accompanied by four all new music videos for the same tracks.
The video for “The Parable” is premiering today exclusively via Prog Magazine HERE. “We are very excited to finally share this rerelease of Language with everyone!,” says vocalist Michael Lessard. “We wanted to sit down with the songs that we’ve spent the last 14 months playing around the world, and give people a chance to see them in a new light. It’s been a pleasure getting a chance to rediscover these tracks and we hope everyone enjoys!”
Directed by Erez Bader, these four videos are by far the most intimate depiction of the band to date. The band previously released two videos from the Language LP for the tracks “Language I: Intuition” and “Primordial Sound,” both directed by Corey Norman.Add to My Radar
I hope the jean jacket wearing drunk and stoned dolphin in Intronaut‘s new video remembered to throw out the plastic ring six pack yokes from the many beers it likely consumed so as to not injure itself later on when it hops back in the pool. The “Fast Worms” clip from the prog metal band is truly…unique?
Perhaps the title of this article is click bait, for in the end the dolphin seems unhappy and seems to realize the simpler things in life are more enjoyable than “chasing the dream”.
If you want to see a dolphin ejaculate out of a blow hole while getting busy with a girl who looks vaguely like Megan Fox or see a drunk and stoned dolphin get in a bar fight, this bud’s for you.Add to My Radar
Los Angeles prog rockers Spock’s Beard have released a lyric video for their song “Tides of Time”.
“Tides of Time” is the third single from the band’s The Oblivion Particle, which was the band’s 12 studio album.
Check out the video for “Tides of Time” here.
Unlike Eminem, the Relapse era is well regarded as the best Dillinger Escape Plan stuff, though I love all their records. Still, the early days were unfuckwithable. Then Miss Machine came along and shit got bananas w/ Puciato on board. And Ire Works is underrated and possibly my FAVORITE if I wasn’t so biased by my Calculating Infinity love like most O.G. DEP fans.
I smell that whore/woah/etc. right HERE.Add to My Radar
Novelists from Paris are not a tribute band to the works of Sartre or -even better- Boris Vian (who once devoted much of a book to describing a piano that could make specialty cocktails depending on what notes you played). No, the young group are a progressive metalcore band full of attack, djent and busy guitar parts, albeit with some solid melodic parts to set them apart from the bands who only scream over this style. I will go on the record and say it is not my favorite sub genre of metal as I find regionalism tends to go by the wayside and make many of these bands near indistinguishable regardless of country of origin (Exist Immortal, Rise Of Doom, We Came As Romans all kind of sound more or less the same to me despite being good at what they do). Heck, even black metal really has many bands that adhere to form. My bias works in the band’s favor here as Novelists still have a lot to grab ahold of the listener’s ears (even a primarily stoner rock fan like me).
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The only way it could be more apparent at this point that losing Geoff Tate
was the best career saving decision Queensryche ever made was if the current
line up performed some Frequency Unknown songs in the set and did a better
job at those as well. Understand that every time I have to write something
like that about Tate-ryche and the fall from grace of one of metal’s once
towering voices, a little part of the kid in me who fell in love with every
track on Empire dies. But the new band have made me believe again, along wth
many others. Geoff Tate is grasping at straws with his distastefully named
Operation: Mindcrime band, a move that cheapens the iconic album’s brand more
than a new Queensryche line up that kicks ass and has a classic sound ever
And I feel for Tate. It’s gotta hurt. But make no mistake…Condition Human is hands down the best Queensryche album in
20+ years, the best since Promised Land by far and the first to finally once
and for all make you say ,“Chris DeGarmo who”?
To be fair, I liked moments of Tribe and even Dedicated To Chaos had a few late Tate great moments where his better character shone through like “Get Started” which sounds a little like Pearl Jam doing a mid tempo Queensryche song but was fun. But the “we don’t suffer fools” lyric from that song and “Time to change the view” line turned out to fit Tate the best.
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Todd LaTorre has reignited the disillusioned ‘Ryche fan base tired of the weird antics of Geoff Tate. I am a lifelong admirer of Tate’s skill and vision but it’s pretty sad these days he is in a band called Operation: Mindcrime. I knew we were headed for some kind of trouble when they were doing the Cabaret stuff a few years ago. I was a fan of some of the disputed records like Tribe (which I LOVE) and even liked parts of Dedicated To Chaos, but the new stuff just has that extra level of epic feeling you want, even without some classic members.
So, Tate aside, let’s take the high road here and focus on the awesomeness of said new stuff. “Guardian” has some vintage riffing, shrieking vocals the way you want them in this band and even some surprises (a very heavy ending riff). Check out our song of the week BELOW.Add to My Radar
Prog metal heroes Cynic have released a break up statement, the second in their off and on history. Hopefully the future will iron things out as their return was a huge boon to the scene:
It is with a heavy heart that I post today’s CYNIC news. CYNIC is no longer an active band. Due to artistic and personal differences, the second chapter in the ‘BOOK OF CYNIC’ has come to an end.
I will say the last shows we played in JAPAN have left me with a positive charge, even though they were the last live performances with Paul, Sean Malone & I on the same stage. My longstanding creative partnership with Paul, which started when we were very young kids in south Florida, has simply endured so much friction that there is no way, from my perspective, that CYNIC can be salvaged, repaired or kept afloat by any means.
I profusely apologize to the fans who were not only expecting us in China & Taiwan (that was not our fault), but to the fans who were planning to see us in Europe next month. These things happen, unfortunately, to bands. There can be differing levels of conflicts and/or differences in opinions, musical directions, or perspectives. Sometimes these things are insurmountable, and no amount of time or effort can resolve them. This is the case with CYNIC.
This page will stay up, and of course there are our respective personal pages and websites that will continue to let everyone know what we’re doing individually.
I wish all of you love & peace.